We Made It All Up

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By Margot Harrison

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A contemporary, high-stakes thriller about how reality becomes more twisted than the fantasy novel two friends are writing when the real-life subject of their fiction turns up dead and they’re the suspects, for fans of Mare of Easttown and One of Us Is Lying.

Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s founder and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fanfic between the popular guy and the school stoner, one that gradually reveals Celeste’s past. While her bond with Vivvy makes Celeste feel safe and alive again, Vivvy keeps prodding Celeste to turn fantasy into reality. When they finally try, one drunken night on a dark mountainside, Celeste is the one who ends up kissing golden boy Joss. And Joss ends up dead.

Celeste doesn’t remember the end of that night and can’t be sure she didn’t deliver the killing blow. Could she still be that scared of getting close to a boy? Secrets are hard to keep in a small town, and even Vivvy seems to suspect her. Exploring the winding passages of the cave where Joss died, Celeste learns he had his own dark secrets, as does Vivvy. The town isn’t as innocent as it appears.

Genre:

  • “This twisted, suspenseful murder mystery will hit the sweet spot for Karen McManus devotees.”
    Booklist
  • “The unreliable characters are well drawn, and the dialogue masterfully replicates the teenage voice. A polished tale that is twisted and disturbing.” 
    Kirkus Reviews
  • “Harrison thoughtfully explores themes of self-harm, psychological manipulation, and sexual violence using atmospheric writing, convincing dialogue, and a clever narrative structure in this eerie tale.”
    Publisher's Weekly

On Sale
Jul 12, 2022
Page Count
384 pages
ISBN-13
9780316275767

About the Author

NOVL - Headshot photo of Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the author of the YA thrillers We Made It All Up, The Glare, and The Killer in Me, which was a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. She writes for the newspaper Seven Days and posts vintage YA book reviews and skits about her weird childhood on TikTok @MargotFHarrison.

From NOVL Nation

“This mystery is keeping me up all night reading this book.”

–Danielle, @dmcireads

We Made It All Up is an explosive, page-turning novel! It’s incredibly intense and dark! This Upper YA Thriller is so twisted!”

–Leah, @my.bookish.mind

#WeMadeItAllUp

Praise

  • “This twisted, suspenseful murder mystery will hit the sweet spot for Karen McManus devotees.”
    Booklist
  • “The unreliable characters are well drawn, and the dialogue masterfully replicates the teenage voice. A polished tale that is twisted and disturbing.” 
    Kirkus Reviews
  • “Harrison thoughtfully explores themes of self-harm, psychological manipulation, and sexual violence using atmospheric writing, convincing dialogue, and a clever narrative structure in this eerie tale.”
    Publisher's Weekly

Margot Harrison

About the Author

Margot Harrison is the author of the YA thrillers We Made It All Up, The Glare, and The Killer in Me, and a two-time finalist for the Vermont Book Award. She writes for the newspaper Seven Days and posts vintage YA book reviews and skits about her weird childhood on TikTok @MargotFHarrison.

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